How to Adjust your Heat

The following are important to remember when working with your Heating or Cooling system:

  • To reduce the heat, rotate the knob or slide the lever to the lowest setting.
  • To increase the heat, rotate the knob or slide the lever to the highest setting.
  • Depending on your residence location it may take anywhere from a couple of hours to twenty four hours before you can feel the effect of changes in the settings.
  • Please do not open the window when the heat is on. When you open your window, the heating system compensates by increasing the amount of heat delivered to your room. The result is a huge waste of energy.
  • Make sure the convector/radiator is not blocked by furniture or clothing.  In order for the heater to work correctly, air must flow freely around it. 
  • If you think your heating or cooling system is broken, please submit a Fix-It request or contact your Housing Front Desk.

Branner, Roble, and Toyon Halls

Heating Dial on Lowest Setting of 0  Heating Dial on Highest Setting of 8  Radiator

Cluster Houses

680 Lomita, Kappa Sigma, 1047 Campus, Theta Delta Chi, Enchanted Broccoli Forest, Kappa Alpha, Jerry, Narnia

Heating Dial, Counter-Clockwise to Open  Heater with Vents Highlighted

Sigma Chi

See your house manager for assistance adjusting the heat in your house.  Systems in Sigma Chi are managed independently of the University.

Cowell Cluster

Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Pi Beta Phi, Terra, ZAP

Cowell Cluster houses currently do not have capabilities for students to control the heat in their rooms.

Crothers Hall

Heating Dial, Counter-Clockwise to Increase Heat  Heater with Vents Highlighted  Heating Dial on Lowest Setting of 0  Heating Dial on Highest Setting of 8 

Florence Moore Hall

Alondra, Cardenal, Faisan, Gavilan, Loro, Mirlo, Paloma

Theromostat  Heating Vents  Heater with Damper Opened  Heater with Damper Closed  Heater with Vents Highlighted

Governor’s Corner 1

Suites (Anderson, Griffin, Jenkins, Marx)

Thermostat  Heating Vents

Governor’s Corner 2

Sterling Quad, Treat, Murray, Yost

Heater with Vents Highlighted  Heater with Dial Highlighted  Close Up of Heater Dial

Lagunita Court

Adelfa, Eucalipto, Granada, Naranja, Ujamaa

Thermostat  Heating Vents  Heater with Dial Highlighted  Close Up of Heater Dial

Manzanita Park

Kimball, Castaño, Lantana

Thermostat  Heating Vents


 Thermostat  Heater with Vents Highlighted

Row Houses 1

BOB, Casa Italiana, Xanadu


Row Houses 2

717 Dolores, Columbae, La Maison Française, Slavianskii Dom

Heater Dial, Counter-Clockwise to Heat  Radiator

Row Houses 3

Grove, Haus Mitteleuropa, Kairos, Phi Kappa Psi

Heater Dial

Row Houses 4

Durand, Hammarskjöld, Mars, Muwekma-Tah-Ruk, Phi Sig, Roth, Sigma Nu

Heater Lever, Down to Heat  Thermostat

Stern Hall

Burbank, Donner, Larkin, Serra, Twain, Zapata

Heater Chain, Pull to Heat  Heater with Vents Highlighted


Arroyo, Cedro, Junipero, Okada, Otero, Rinconada, Soto, Trancos

Heater with Vents and Control Highlighted

Escondido Village 

Many lowrise buildings have been upgraded with hydronic heating systems. You can adjust the heat using the programmable thermostat. Download vendor-supplied instruction guide.

 thermostat  Thermostat  Heater  Heater Dial, Counter-Clockwise to Heat  Thermostat  Heater